Category Archives: Latest News

  • Family First goes to court in hopes of regaining charity status

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    Radio NZ News 30 April 2018 Family First Comment: Stand by for report from court 👍 Advocacy group Family First is heading to court today in a bid to retain its charity status. The hearing...

  • Marriage celebrant applicants rejected for refusal to marry same-sex couples

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    Stuff co.nz 27 April 2018 Forty-seven marriage celebrant applications have been rejected in the past two-and-a-half years because the applicants were unwilling to officiate same-sex weddings. The Department of Internal Affairs confirmed last month –...

  • Brendan McNeill: Christians should be able to express a scriptural view

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    NZ Herald 20 April 2018 Family First Comment: Superb commentary bringing some much needed balance in the media – at last! “The openly homosexual chief executive of Qantas, Alan Joyce, was deeply offended by Folau’s...

  • Polyamory: How does dating multiple partners work?

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    NewsHub 18 April 2018 Family First Comment: Yep – just as we predicted! But it’s ‘marriage equality’. Consenting adults. Love is love. Apparently… www.ProtectMarriage.nz Many will have heard the phrase “threes a crowd”, but for...

  • Qantas staff given list of ‘offensive, gender-inappropriate’ words to avoid

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    NewsHub 5 March 2018 Family First Comment: The new speech police for airline staff – “Try not to say ‘mum’ ‘dad’ ‘husband’ ‘wife’” #TimeToGiveQantasAMiss Qantas employees have been given a list of ‘gender-inappropriate’ words to...

  • One day….

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    ‘If I think about it I’ve had a few’ – Simon Bridges talks political regrets and gay marriage stance TVNZ One News 28 February 2018 Family First Comment: One day (hopefully), a political leader will...

  • Marriage of minors bill would give power to courts, not parents, to stop forced marriage

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    Stuff co.nz 15 February 2018 The Human Rights Commission is calling for the marriage of minors to be outlawed in New Zealand. The call for a debate on the age Kiwis should be able to marry...

  • Elderly couples share how they make their relationships work

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    Stuff co.nz 13 February 2018 Family First Comment: Some great quotes in this article from three long-married couples – on Stuff! “They said their dedication to God kept them together. William described their relationship as...

  • NZ’s longest-married couple reveal secret to happiness

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    NewsHub 14 February 2018 Family First Comment: Nice coverage on Newshub As couples across the country celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day, New Zealand’s longest married couple says the secret to their own union is...

  • Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage after legalising it a year ago

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    Stuff co.nz 9 February 2018 Family First Comment: 🎉🎉🎉 A new bill has been signed into law giving domestic partners similar rights as married couples – but without the legal title. In an unusual move,...

  • Teenagers still wedded to idea of marriage

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    The Times 27 January 2018 Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely...

  • Eighty years married: think before you fight, they say

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    NZ Herald 26 January 2018 Family First Comment: Congratulations. A great effort – but not the longest. 2nd! See https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/02/nzs-longest-married-couple-possibly-the-worlds/ Eighty years of marriage is a rare thing, but Lillian Brinsdon says there’s no real...

  • Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage

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    Catholic Herald 11 December 2017 Family First Comment: Perhaps this is as a result of hosting the America’s Cup. We could start a trend! 😊 www.ProtectMarriage.nz Just six months after a court ruling overturned the...

  • British woman in lesbian ‘relationship’ with chandelier named Lumiere

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    NewsHub 6 December 2017 Family First Comment: “This isn’t the only famous case of objectophilia, American woman Erika LaBrie ‘married’ the Eiffel Tower in 2007, while Swedish-born Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer ‘married’ the Berlin Wall over 30...

  • “Can I kiss myself?” – Of course! Sologamy is Marriage Equality

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    ‘Can I kiss myself?’ – Kiwi officiates as sologamist marries herself on Aussie beach TVNZ One News 30 November 2017 Family First Comment: Once you redefine something once, the possibilities are endless….. #slipperyslope www.ProtectMarriage.nz A...

  • Want to avoid dementia? Get married, research suggests

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    The Telegraph 28 November 2017 Family First Comment: Another good reason to promote marriage Getting married could significantly reduce the chances of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Levels of social interaction may explain the...

  • Religious beliefs mean English midwife faces deportation

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    NewsTalk ZB 28 November 2017 Family First Comment: What the….!!!??? “She married her New Zealand husband Matt a year ago, but because of their religious beliefs they didn’t live together before marriage. Witt told Mike...

  • One day in the not too distant future….

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    NZ MPs welcome Australian marriage equality vote for polygamy / group marriage Press Release: Cross Party Parliamentary Rainbow Network Original media release is HERE – our small amendments underlined The New Zealand Cross Party Rainbow...

  • New study reveals that marriage and decency makes men happy (shock, horror!)

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    The Telegraph 30 October 2017 Family First Comment: “The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or...

  • Kiwi ‘love coach’ marries hundreds to themselves

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    NZ Herald 16 October 2017 Family First Comment: And why not. Love is love – free to marry the person or persons you love. It’s called Marriage Equality. But sshh – don’t tell anyone, but...